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Oriental fruit moth

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noun

a moth, Grapholitha molesta, introduced into the U.S. from Asia, the larvae of which infest and feed on the twigs and fruits of peach, plum, and related trees.

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Also called peach moth.

Origin of Oriental fruit moth

First recorded in 1920–25
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